The table below looks at the statistics for the Linux Support Engineer role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Linux Support Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux Support Engineer
Rank 836 829 852
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +23
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Support Engineer 63 44 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.054% 0.041% 0.032%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.057% 0.044% 0.033%
Number of salaries quoted 58 43 27
Average salary £35,000 £34,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.44% -13.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £43,250 £46,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £34,500 £33,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.54% -17.50%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
109894 100240 111143
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.42% 94.24% 95.13%
Number of salaries quoted 88890 83088 94915
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

Linux Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Linux Support Engineer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Linux Support Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Linux Support Engineer
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Linux Support Engineer within the UK.

Linux Support Engineer Salary Trend in the UK

Linux Support Engineer
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Linux Support Engineer over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 within the UK.

Linux Support Engineer Salary Histogram in the UK

Linux Support Engineer
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Linux Support Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 29 August 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -17 61 £35,000 +3.70% 3
South East -15 23 £30,000 -13.04% 1
North West - 19 £35,000 - 1
Berkshire +1 13 £28,750 -23.33%
London 0 11 £40,000 +14.28% 1
Cheshire - 11 £35,000 -
Slough +9 8 £30,000 -20.00%
Manchester - 8 £35,000 - 1
Knutsford - 7 £35,000 -
Surrey -8 4 £46,250 +39.09%
West Midlands -13 4 £31,750 -1.55%
City of London - 4 £41,250 -
Coventry -1 3 £31,000 -1.58%
Reading -3 3 £21,000 -8.69%
East of England -13 3 £27,500 +10.00%
Epsom - 3 £47,500 -
Hertfordshire -19 2 £23,250 -7.00%
Brighton -25 2 £27,000 -36.47%
East Sussex -30 2 £27,000 -36.47%
Buckinghamshire - 2 £42,500 -
Cardiff - 2 £37,500 -
Milton Keynes - 2 £42,500 -
Oxfordshire - 2 £32,500 - 1
Surbiton - 2 £40,000 -
South Wales - 2 £37,500 -
Wales - 2 £37,500 -
Tyne and Wear - 1 £37,000 -
Staffordshire - 1 £32,500 -
North East - 1 £37,000 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £37,000 -

Linux Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Linux Support Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Linux Support Engineer in their job title.

1 126 (100.00%) Linux
2 56 (44.44%) Red Hat
3 55 (43.65%) UNIX
4 42 (33.33%) Windows
5 36 (28.57%) MySQL
6 30 (23.81%) Apache
6 30 (23.81%) Python
6 30 (23.81%) Problem Management
6 30 (23.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 29 (23.02%) Change Management
8 24 (19.05%) Bash Shell
9 23 (18.25%) PHP
10 21 (16.67%) Oracle
10 21 (16.67%) Ubuntu
11 20 (15.87%) Perl
11 20 (15.87%) Cisco
12 19 (15.08%) Firewall
12 19 (15.08%) Oracle Database
13 17 (13.49%) Degree
13 17 (13.49%) VMware
13 17 (13.49%) Internet
14 15 (11.90%) TCP/IP
14 15 (11.90%) DNS
14 15 (11.90%) ITIL
15 14 (11.11%) Nagios
15 14 (11.11%) SUSE
16 13 (10.32%) VoIP
16 13 (10.32%) CentOS
17 12 (9.52%) Puppet
17 12 (9.52%) IBM

Linux Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Linux Support Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Linux Support Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 30 (23.81%) Apache
2 8 (6.35%) Tomcat
3 5 (3.97%) IIS
3 5 (3.97%) WordPress
3 5 (3.97%) nginx
4 4 (3.17%) CMS
5 3 (2.38%) Alfresco
5 3 (2.38%) Drupal
6 2 (1.59%) Joomla!
7 1 (0.79%) Commerce Server
7 1 (0.79%) Umbraco
Applications
1 9 (7.14%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.59%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 8 (6.35%) SaaS
2 7 (5.56%) PaaS
3 5 (3.97%) IaaS
4 1 (0.79%) Route 53
4 1 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.79%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (15.08%) Firewall
2 17 (13.49%) Internet
3 15 (11.90%) TCP/IP
3 15 (11.90%) DNS
4 13 (10.32%) VoIP
5 12 (9.52%) SNMP
6 9 (7.14%) DHCP
7 7 (5.56%) FTP
8 6 (4.76%) SSL
8 6 (4.76%) WAN
9 5 (3.97%) LAN
9 5 (3.97%) PBX
9 5 (3.97%) SMTP
9 5 (3.97%) VPN
10 4 (3.17%) IPv4
10 4 (3.17%) SAN
10 4 (3.17%) Cisco IOS
11 3 (2.38%) IPv6
11 3 (2.38%) HTTP
11 3 (2.38%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (28.57%) MySQL
2 19 (15.08%) Oracle Database
3 5 (3.97%) SQL Server
4 3 (2.38%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.79%) DB2
5 1 (0.79%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.79%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 3 (2.38%) JIRA
1 3 (2.38%) Git (software)
1 3 (2.38%) Gerrit
1 3 (2.38%) Jenkins
General
1 7 (5.56%) Retail
2 6 (4.76%) Finance
3 2 (1.59%) Automotive
3 2 (1.59%) Advertising
3 2 (1.59%) Games
3 2 (1.59%) Marketing
4 1 (0.79%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.17%) Web Services
1 4 (3.17%) LAMP
2 2 (1.59%) Java EE
2 2 (1.59%) XML
3 1 (0.79%) .NET
3 1 (0.79%) COM
3 1 (0.79%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 6 (4.76%) Management Information System
2 5 (3.97%) Clustering
3 4 (3.17%) Client/Server
4 3 (2.38%) iDTV
4 3 (2.38%) BBC
4 3 (2.38%) Video Editing
5 2 (1.59%) HACMP
5 2 (1.59%) iPad
6 1 (0.79%) CMDB
6 1 (0.79%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 126 (100.00%) Linux
2 55 (43.65%) UNIX
3 42 (33.33%) Windows
4 30 (23.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 21 (16.67%) Ubuntu
6 14 (11.11%) SUSE
7 13 (10.32%) CentOS
8 11 (8.73%) Solaris
9 10 (7.94%) Windows Server 2008
10 8 (6.35%) Windows Server 2003
11 6 (4.76%) Debian
12 5 (3.97%) VMS
12 5 (3.97%) Windows 7
13 2 (1.59%) Apple iOS
13 2 (1.59%) Android
13 2 (1.59%) AIX
14 1 (0.79%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (23.81%) Problem Management
2 29 (23.02%) Change Management
3 15 (11.90%) ITIL
4 9 (7.14%) Performance Tuning
5 5 (3.97%) Service Management
5 5 (3.97%) Service Delivery
6 4 (3.17%) Configuration Management
7 3 (2.38%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (2.38%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (2.38%) Performance Management
7 3 (2.38%) Capacity Management
7 3 (2.38%) Incident Management
8 2 (1.59%) Infrastructure Management
8 2 (1.59%) Capacity Planning
8 2 (1.59%) Network Management
8 2 (1.59%) Time Management
8 2 (1.59%) ITSM
8 2 (1.59%) B2B
9 1 (0.79%) E-Commerce
9 1 (0.79%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 30 (23.81%) Python
2 24 (19.05%) Bash Shell
3 23 (18.25%) PHP
4 20 (15.87%) Perl
5 11 (8.73%) Ruby
6 8 (6.35%) Shell Script
6 8 (6.35%) SQL
7 6 (4.76%) Java
7 6 (4.76%) JavaScript
8 4 (3.17%) AWK
8 4 (3.17%) Lua
9 2 (1.59%) Korn
Qualifications
1 17 (13.49%) Degree
2 4 (3.17%) RHCE
3 3 (2.38%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.38%) Security Cleared
4 2 (1.59%) DV Cleared
4 2 (1.59%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (1.59%) IBM AIX Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.14%) SLA
2 1 (0.79%) QA
System Software
1 11 (8.73%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (7.14%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 8 (6.35%) Active Directory
4 6 (4.76%) Squid
4 6 (4.76%) KVM
5 2 (1.59%) PowerHA
5 2 (1.59%) NFS
6 1 (0.79%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 14 (11.11%) Nagios
2 12 (9.52%) Puppet
3 11 (8.73%) Vagrant
3 11 (8.73%) Opscode Chef
3 11 (8.73%) Zenoss
4 9 (7.14%) Plesk
4 9 (7.14%) Tivoli
5 6 (4.76%) Salt
6 5 (3.97%) ZABBIX
7 2 (1.59%) NetBackup
7 2 (1.59%) EMC NetWorker
7 2 (1.59%) Opsview
8 1 (0.79%) Cacti
Vendors
1 56 (44.44%) Red Hat
2 21 (16.67%) Oracle
3 20 (15.87%) Cisco
4 17 (13.49%) VMware
5 12 (9.52%) IBM
6 7 (5.56%) Microsoft
7 6 (4.76%) HP
8 5 (3.97%) Google
9 4 (3.17%) EMC
10 3 (2.38%) Zoho
11 2 (1.59%) JBoss
11 2 (1.59%) Veritas
11 2 (1.59%) SolarWinds
12 1 (0.79%) Citrix
12 1 (0.79%) Fortinet
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Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
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